Tune A Fish: Teaching Independent Tuning in the Beginning and Middle School Orchestra
Saturday, January 30, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Teaching young students to tune does not need to be overwhelming or dull. In this session, participants will learn about successful strategies to teach young string players to tune using a reference tone, open fifths, and (for bassists) harmonics. A wide variety of tools will be demonstrated, including applications, tuners, and games. The Riley Street Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra will be on hand to demonstrate the implementation of these techniques. Join us to Tune A Fish!
Learner Outcome 1
Participants will learn successful and proven techniques to teach young string players to tune their instruments without a tuner.
Learner Outcome 2
Participants will receive copies of tools used in this process, including the cards and instructions for the teaching game Tune A Fish.
Learner Outcome 3
Participants will learn strategies that can be employed from the first day of class to prepare students for successful, independent tuning.